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Havana Widows (1933)

Two golddiggers go fishing for millionaires in Havana.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writer:

Earl Baldwin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Mae Knight
Glenda Farrell ... Sadie Appleby
Guy Kibbee ... Deacon R. Jones
Allen Jenkins ... Herman Brody
Lyle Talbot ... Bob Jones
Frank McHugh ... Duffy
Ruth Donnelly ... Emily Jones
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Otis
Ralph Ince ... G.W. 'Butch' O'Neill
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Ryan--Landlady
George Cooper ... Paymaster Mullins
Charles C. Wilson ... Mr. Timberg (as Charles Wilson)
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Storyline

Mae and Sadie, impecunious chorus girls, chisel some money from an admirer and head for Havana to "dig gold" among the millionaires. Posing as rich widows, they prepare to fleece wealthy Deacon Jones, but his penniless son Bob catches Mae's eye. The whole enterprise is endangered when Herman, their original cash source, shows up... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viúvas de Havana See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $1,500 loan Herman gets from his boss so the girls can go to Havana is the equivalent of $27,600 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

When the girls arrive in Havana, Glenda's scarf/collar keeps changing the way it is draped, buttoned over the left, and buttoned over the right, back and forth, several times. See more »

Quotes

Mae Knight: How's he work it?
Gladys Gable: Breech of promise! I met a Mr. Monahan, a steel man. He'd a married me, only his wife objected.
Mae Knight: Wives are funny that way.
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Connections

References The Ten Commandments (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening chorus line scene
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Weak script undermines charming leading ladies
29 November 2018 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

Gee what do you know, another film from the 1930's about women who are gold-diggers. This one is for Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell fans only - they're charming, and seeing Blondell in a variety of eye catching outfits was probably the only real highlight. The script is weak and not all that funny, including a couple of perpetually drunk male characters who get annoying quickly, and various flailing such as a chase through a hen house. Thin on charm, but mercifully short at just 62 minutes.


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